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Call for Nominations: 2018 Honorary Degree Recipient, Commencement Speaker

August 29, 2017

The Honorary Degree Committee is currently seeking nominations for the 2018 Commencement ceremony taking place Saturday, May 12. The honorary doctorate degree recognizes accomplishments of individuals, including alumni, as well as those who may not have had any previous association with the University.

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Fort Leavenworth director Katie Ervin, alumna Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais, and Associate Vice President Sean Coleman

Snapshots: Major General Alumna Keynotes Fort Leavenworth Commencement

June 21, 2017

Webster University's Fort Leavenworth location celebrated the graduation of 177 students on June 7, with Webster alumna Maj. Gen. Maria Gervais serving as commencement speaker. Gervais is the current Deputy Commanding General of the Combined Arms Center-Training and holds a Master of Arts in Human Resources from Webster University.

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Webster conferred degrees to 68 students at the combined ceremony.

Snapshots: Commencement in Memphis, Navy College Combined Ceremony

June 16, 2017

Webster University graduates were among students from four universities taking part in ceremonies at the Navy College Combined Commencement in Millington, Tennessee, a suburb of Memphis, on June 2. Joey Edwards, Webster University’s director at the Naval Support Activity Mid-South (NSA Mid-South) in Millington served as master of ceremonies at the event attended by about 600 people.

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Faculty at the Webster Charleston ceremonies

Snapshots: Charleston Commencement 2017

June 08, 2017

Provost, senior vice president and chief operating officer Julian Schuster was the commencement speaker for ceremonies at Webster University's Charleston, South Carolina, campus location. The graduates included a married couple retired from the military, an active duty captain who traveled to the ceremony from Fort Meade, and many grads who pursued their degrees to aid transition to new careers.

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President Stroble at Webster University's Los Angeles Air Force Base commencement ceremonies

Snapshots: Los Angeles Air Force Base Commencement

June 02, 2017

Webster University President Elizabeth (Beth) J. Stroble was the commencement speaker for Webster's Los Angeles Air Force Base ceremonies, held at Fort Mac Arthur Air Force Base on Friday, May 19. More than 150 guests from southern California as well as Texas, Washington and Nevada were on hand to celebrate graduates who had completed master's or bachelor's degrees. One graduate in attendance was an online student from Texas.

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Commencement ceremonies around the world

In the News: Roach on women of color; Wingo on sustainability; Commencement coverage

May 25, 2017

Nicole Roach one of two guests featured in a live on-air discussion on St. Louis Public Radio about women of color and the barriers they face in the workplace. ... Kelsey Wingo was quoted in a TUN story on university sustainability efforts. ... Webster commencement ceremonies were covered by Ghana News Agency and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

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Ramser-Young '88 among fellow Webster grads on Saturday, May 13, 2017

Video: Class of '88 Alumna Gets Long-Awaited Commencement Day

May 19, 2017

The Class of 2017 weren't the only graduates calling last Saturday a special Webster University commencement day. Karla Ramser-Young, who earned her MA in 1988 but was near full term in her pregnancy at the time, finally got to walk across the stage 29 years later. Her son, Joshua, arranged with Webster for her to cross this item off her "bucket list." Watch a video on what the moment meant to Karla and her son.

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Scenes from Webster University commencement ceremonies in Vienna, St. Louis, Geneva and Leiden (clockwise from top left)

Snapshots: 2017 Commencement Ceremonies around the World

May 15, 2017

Commencement season is in high gear at Webster University, with several ceremonies at campuses around the world taking place last weekend, and more to come through the summer. The largest was the 98th annual ceremony at The Muny in St. Louis, which attracted grads and families from across the network. See photos and links for the scenes from several ceremonies celebrating this year's 6,058 grads who add to a network of 192,000 alumni.

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Airport CEO André Schneider is Geneva Commencement Speaker

April 14, 2017

André Schneider, chief executive officer of Geneva Airport, will be the speaker at the 2017 Webster University Geneva graduation ceremony on May 13. Throughout his career Schneider has led and developed advisory projects related to many important issues around sustainable development, from energy to mobility and finance. "Our students will enjoy and benefit from his experience and insights into the professional world," said Webster Geneva director Clementina Acedo.

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Webster’s 97th Commencement ceremonies take place on Saturday, May 7

2017 Commencement: Staff, Faculty Bus Schedule May 12-13

April 06, 2017

Webster University’s 98th Commencement ceremonies take place on Saturday, May 13, in St. Louis at the historic outdoor amphitheater, The Muny in Forest Park. There will be bus transport on Friday, May 12, for faculty and staff participating in Commencement rehearsal. On Saturday, May 13, chartered buses will also be available to transport Commencement staff and participating faculty to and from campus. There is no formal sign-up required to ride the buses on either day.

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General Paul Selva will be the 2017 Commencement Speaker

General Paul Selva, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Named 2017 Commencement Speaker

March 28, 2017

Gen. Paul Selva, the 10th vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, will be Webster University’s 2017 Commencement Speaker. Selva, a four star Air Force general, is the nation’s second-highest ranking military officer. He will address more than 10,000 Webster graduates and guests at the University’s 98th annual commencement ceremonies May 13.

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